Chambers NV - Rutherglen Rare Tokay 375 ml.
Australia - Rutherglen
Red - Vintage: NV - Size: 375 ml.
Established in 1858 by William Chambers and his son Phillip, the Chambers family have been making wine at Rosewood for over six generations. While the legendary Bill Chambers is often to be found at the cellar door over the weekends, it is his son Stephen, who heads up the winemaking team after taking over the operation in 2001. He is continuing the tradition of producing highly prized fortified wines such as Muscat and Muscadelle, which famed wine writer Robert Parker described as "nothing less than national treasures" and "some of the world's most remarkable dessert wines". The first thing you notice on arriving is the impressive array of bottles on the tasting bar, with more than 30 different wines, including many lesser-known wines such as Muscadelle, Blue Imperial (Cinsault) and Roussanne. Look out for a particularly interesting and rare variety called Gouais, a parent plant of Chardonnay, Riesling and as more recently discovered, up to 80 different varieties.
Has the color of blackstrap molasses, kind of smells like it, too, but the texture and balance are so elegant and refined that the flavors play out like a peacock's tail opening. Smoky prune, molasses and raspberry swirl around the nucleus, with orbits of thyme, hazelnut, walnut and coffee skittering around. Sensational. 130 cases imported.